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by demoncase
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: More on Vitamins: Do they work ?
Replies: 15
Views: 790

Re: More on Vitamins: Do they work ?

A balanced diet every day that is based on fresh produce is your best source of a balanced vitamin intake. Sounds obvious- but if you read the fine print on your over-the-counter supplement bottle it'll say "Not a substitute for a balanced diet" Personally, If I know I'm going to be eating badly for...
by demoncase
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: "Most Durable" available Spyderco Knife?
Replies: 42
Views: 1783

Re: "Most Durable" available Spyderco Knife?

You've got to be trying really hard to do damage to an FRN Delica or Endura- full steel liners, sabre ground blades and a solid backlock.
by demoncase
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie quotes
Replies: 74
Views: 3524

Re: Favorite movie quotes

Leave the gun- bring the canollis.
by demoncase
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What Are You Driving / Have Driven?
Replies: 58
Views: 2901

Re: What Are You Driving / Have Driven?

I drive a lot of motorway miles in the UK, so my last several cars have all been 2 liter diesels....Nothing like doing 65-85mpg to put a smile on your wallet- and always have manual. No fan of letting the car and the gearbox outvote me on what gear I want to be in. :D Currently- Vauxhall/Opel Insign...
by demoncase
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lexan Polymers for Spyderco knife handles and other parts ?
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Lexan Polymers for Spyderco knife handles and other parts ?

Lexan's just a trade name for polycarbonate.....It's great for high optical clarity needs and is pretty tough (Motorcycle crash-helmets, most car headlights and the F22 cockpit "glass" are all made from Lexan/Polycarbonate) It scratches at the drop of a hat- (CDs are made from polycarbonate- and thi...
by demoncase
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Keeping Non Stainless Spyderco Steel Satin and Shiny/No Rust/No Patina?
Replies: 23
Views: 455

Re: Keeping Non Stainless Spyderco Steel Satin and Shiny/No Rust/No Patina?

I had a Manix 2 in M4 for a good long time- Pocket time and used it exclusively on dry cutting (So no apples or country ham ;) ) I wiped it down with Hoppes #9 every time it went back into the case.....but it still ended up with a mild 'darkening' of the steel around the thumbhole and on the spine j...
by demoncase
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Smallest spyderco you are comfortable with?
Replies: 62
Views: 2986

Re: Smallest spyderco you are comfortable with?

I find the Squeak to be about the smallest I feel comfortable with....I tend to go up a smidge to the Urban.
by demoncase
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Molecular Assembler Nanotechnology will change the world, but, will we survive it?
Replies: 14
Views: 568

Re: Molecular Assembler Nanotechnology will change the world, but, will we survive it?

Hmm. Like all these types of topics- There's several leaps required in capabilities needed to go from "I've proved the possibility on my white board" to "I've done this on my lab bench in a petri-dish" to "I'm able to make enough of this for low scale testing" to "I can produce enough of these for p...
by demoncase
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Opinel Outdoor Folder used for Bushcrafting
Replies: 13
Views: 705

Re: Opinel Outdoor Folder used for Bushcrafting

That's the kind of review I like. Show me what the knife will do and cannot do. Do not clutter up the video with opinions based on nothing, drunken rants, cats, or whatever. My thoughts exactly, Doc. Thank you! Do you like the blade shape Opinel chose for it? It seems very durable and efficient and...
by demoncase
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: "HRC as advertised." Who is accurately listing HRC?
Replies: 187
Views: 5640

Re: "HRC as advertised." Who is accurately listing HRC?

Perhaps a controversial point- If every single knife maker listed the HRC result for their knives: would we be obliged to believe them? Would that data add any more trust in the product? I know I can rely on Spyderco to deliver true data- because that's the way they play the game. Can't say that for...
by demoncase
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FRN vs G10 vs Wood: Strengths and Weaknesses in each for Spyderco Knife Handles?
Replies: 18
Views: 556

Re: FRN vs G10 vs Wood: Strengths and Weaknesses in each for Spyderco Knife Handles?

Man has been trying to get thin veneers of wood to be stable and strong for several hundred years....and we are still struggling with it. I never worry about G10 or FRN if I have mud or blood or oil or solvent or glue or paint on my hands. I know it won't wreck them. I know I can get them clean. I d...
by demoncase
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Eye Glasses
Replies: 14
Views: 433

Re: Eye Glasses

Here in the UK, eye examinations have to meet the NHS requirements- and the price is never more than £25 (Lots of folks get them entirely free) The same goes for glasses- they have to meet NHS requirements for quality and safety.... So even the cheapest pair of glasses will be more than good enough...
by demoncase
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Why Do People Hate Knives?
Replies: 76
Views: 9737

Re: Why Do People Hate Knives?

Folks like what they like and dislike what they dislike. If someone told me they disliked knives I wouldn't be too shocked. However, someone once told me that they didn't like ice cream. I'll tell you what, there are two types of people in this world, those who like ice cream and people who I do no...
by demoncase
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Eye Glasses
Replies: 14
Views: 433

Re: Eye Glasses

Here in the UK, eye examinations have to meet the NHS requirements- and the price is never more than £25 (Lots of folks get them entirely free) The same goes for glasses- they have to meet NHS requirements for quality and safety.... So even the cheapest pair of glasses will be more than good enough....
by demoncase
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Eye Glasses
Replies: 14
Views: 433

Re: Eye Glasses

Trivex are one of the several brand names for thinner-lighter lens materials.....They make no difference to the view from the user side but they do reduce the dent in the bridge of your nose For those of us who (in previous times) would need the bottoms cut off Coke bottles to see, this is a boon......
by demoncase
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sun and Moon Chaparall :O !!!
Replies: 97
Views: 3234

Re: Sun and Moon Chaparall :O !!!

Very cool scales on that Sun & Moon.....
.....Glad I'm not the one that has to polish them though: I bet not damaging or smearing the inset across the G10 is a real challenge
by demoncase
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Spyderco Earth- a knife made from 100% recycled materials
Replies: 36
Views: 1207

Re: The Spyderco Earth- a knife made from 100% recycled materials

What would the footprint be to achieve this? What would the cost be? Raise prices on other products to make the new product sellable? To what end? This seems like the "drive my Prius to the airport to get in my private jet" syndrome. From a manufacturing standpoint one would need the down stream su...
by demoncase
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Spyderco Earth- a knife made from 100% recycled materials
Replies: 36
Views: 1207

Re: The Spyderco Earth- a knife made from 100% recycled materials

I'm not entirely sure about powder steels but there are very few non recycled ingot steels. I can only think of a couple used in knives like some of Hitachi's. White steel? Maybe. Most every steel manufacturer uses recycled steel to some degree. Some blend recycled with new steel made from ore. Isn...
by demoncase
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Why no raisin M&M’s....
Replies: 22
Views: 493

Re: Why no raisin M&M’s....

They could put a mini m&m inside a regular m&m... Actually that’s a great idea! Double crunchy. I bet they would sell very well. They put Reese’s pieces into peanut butter cups already, and they seem to sell. I suspect it might have something to do with the moisture content of the raisins that prev...
by demoncase
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife Vs. Pork Covered in Jeans
Replies: 41
Views: 1652

Re: Knife Vs. Pork Covered in Jeans

I have a 9" long scar up the side of my skull that demonstrates that even a tiny little scalpel can get down to bone.

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